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Climate Consciousness and Environmental Activism in Composition: Writing to Save the World

by Joseph R. Lease Lexington Books
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Hbk 242 pages
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This volume addresses the pressing need to continue the work of bringing sustainability into the college classroom. It provides accounts from a variety of instructors experiences with and best practices for incorporating climate change issues into writing-intensive courses.

Introduction: Now More Than Ever (Joseph R. Lease)

Chapter 1: Sustainability and Writing: Radishes, Scythes, Thoreau, and Students (Ron Balthazor)

Chapter 2: Ecotopia Revisited in Image: The Imagined (and Enacted) Peril and Promise of Portland (Hill Taylor)

Chapter 3: “meanderings to the rivera: A Sustainable Approach to Teaching Sustainability in First-Year Composition (Deborah Church Miller, Lindsay Tigue, and Kim Waters)

Chapter 4: Reflecting on Action & Acting on Reflection: High-Impact Practices for Transformative Learning in Sustainability (Justin Rademaekers and Cheryl Wanko)

Chapter 5: Design Thinking and Sustainability Problem Solving: Reconceptualizing a First-Year, Writing-Intensive Seminar (Joseph R. Lease, Matthew R. Martin, and Joanne Chu)

Chapter 6: Creating Sustainability through Creativity: Using Creative Writing to Reframe and Build Connections (Lesley Hawkes)

Chapter 7: East to West'The Interconnectedness of All Things Created (Pamela Herron)

Chapter 8: “Against Sustainabilitya: And Other Provocations for a First-Year Writing-Intensive Seminar (Abby L. Goode)



About the Contributors

Joseph R. Lease is associate professor and department chair of English at Wesleyan College.